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Big Square (Piata Mare)

Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Sibiu
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Big Square is Sibiu’s historical centre, where there are important historical monuments, many of which are part of the UNESCO patrimony.
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london
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Sibiu is a delightful old Saxon town with painted houses, cobbled streets, and lively atmosphere. The main square, Piatra Mare, has several cafés with outdoor seating as well as the art gallery and main church.

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Budapest, Hungary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Tipycal Saxon old town with beautiful buildings (regarding other monuments in Transylvania, in surprisingly good condition). The whole town center is moody with reastaurants and pubs all along the streets and squares.

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I liked the people there and the architecture of the buildings.Nevertheless,the weather there changed all the time,we needed to carry an umbrella and jacket.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The heart of Sibiu, surrounded with beautiful buildings. There are lots of cafes and restaurants all around the square and the day we were there, we had a drink with a german band playing in front of one of the restaurants. In a small street nearby is the famous Crama Sibiu Vecchi restaurant, a picturesque place that serves traditional romanian... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Big Square in Sibiu is the very heart of the old medieval city. This friendly open space has been refreshed in 2007 when Sibiu was European Cultural Capital. You can find here:the Bruckental Museum, the Roman Catholic cathedral, pubs, shops, etc.

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Bucharest, Romania
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401 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A big paved square situated in the old part of the town.Surrounded by old buildings,newly rehabilitated.Here you can find Brukenthal museum-an art and history museum,Turnul Sfatului-an old clock tower.Also there are many restaurants and cafes.Nice atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was treated to an open air projection of a movie whilst seatint at the terrace of a bar on a warm summer night, the piazza is beatiful day and night, recommend

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Leura, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Piata Mare is impossible to miss while in Sibiu. Frequently there are music festivals etc on in the square. When I was their the Transylvanian International Film Festival was on and that was free to watch the movies shown in the square. Quite special all around.

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Craiova, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There was a flower market in the big square when I've last been there so the place was looking even better than usual. The square is well maintained and it's worth taking a walk on it as it is a good place to start your visits, close to Brukenthal, historic churches, the Lies Bridge and so on. There are also... More

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Sibiu, Romania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

this is where all the shops, restaurants and events are and take place, music festival, taking a walk downtown, everyone is going here to have a drink, icecream, talk to friends, interact with tourists

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